Discover fantastic Pocono Mountains events every month of the year!
From January to December, the Pocono Mountains events calendar is filled with exciting happenings, and many beloved fairs and festivals have been taking place year after year for decades - or even over a century! You’ll find annual carnivals of all kinds: live music festivals like the Wildflower Concert Series bring talented artists to the area, while local businesses like Country Junction - World’s Largest Store mark the seasons with everything from recurring summer berry celebrations to photos with Santa and the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to check our local restaurants for special holiday meals and brunches too. Plan your next trip around one of our annual events!
Typically running on select dates in January and February, eagle watching tours allow visitors to catch a glimpse of majestic bald eagles along the Delaware and Lackawaxen Rivers.
Bundle up to see the creative ice sculptures around town during WinterFest in Downtown Stroudsburg and stop in local businesses to check out special promotions.
Ready to warm up? Enjoy some hearty home cooking at the Chili & Wing Cookoff at Silver Birches.
Get ready for Easter and bring the family to Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Skytop.
Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Marching bands, bagpipers and groups from local nonprofits and businesses fill the streets of Stroudsburg with shamrocks for the town’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
As green leaves return to the Poconos Mountains every spring, area communities get together to match Mother Nature’s efforts to beautify the planet. Pick Up the Poconos hosts a region-wide litter pick-up in April as well as in September, and many towns and local organizations celebrate Earth Day with their own clean up events.
Whitewater Dam Release Days for the Lehigh River begin in May and continue throughout the summer and early fall, with local liveries like Pocono Whitewater Adventures and Whitewater Rafting Adventures offering adrenaline-filled weekend dam release rafting trips.
Returning in 2025, The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow happens every other year and brings incredible flying acts to the skies over "The Tricky Triangle."
Kick off the summer with delicious eats and drinks! Split Rock Resort has been hosting the Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine and Food Festival for 30 years.
For over 25 years, kayakers and canoers have gathered each summer for the Delaware River Sojourn. This multi-day, guided paddling trip aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the Delaware River and its watershed, incorporating education programs, historical interpretation, and more.
Look no further than the Pocono Mountains for amazing places to watch Fourth of July firework spectaculars. Cheer on the stars and stripes at celebrations all over the region.
Every summer, the Poconos is alive with the sound of music, with a wide variety of festivals highlighting amazing local musicians. The Wildflower Concert Series has been held on the lush grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary for almost 40 years.
Shawnee Riverfest offers a free day of music for the whole family on the shores of the Delaware River, with proceeds benefiting the local community.
County fairs typically happen in August and have been a staple on the Pocono Mountains events calendar for generations, offering rides, food, agricultural displays, entertainment, fireworks and fun for the whole family. The Wayne County Fair in Honesdale is over 150 years old and hosts big-name country music concerts, a demolition derby and much more.
Livestock shows and demolition derbies are just a few of the exciting competitions and events on the schedule at the Carbon County Fair in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.
Monroe County’s West End Fair takes place in Gilbert, PA and features animals, live entertainment and arena shows.
The fairground in Newfoundland, PA is filled with a colorful ferris wheel, fun slides and more for the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
As summer winds down, take advantage of the long hours of daylight to enjoy some extra time on the water. Wally Lake Fest is an action-packed weekend and community-wide festival held every year on Lake Wallenpaupack.
Fall brings literature lovers to Milford for the Milford Readers & Writers Festival. Get inspired by performances and author talks.
Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Pocono Latin Fest is fun for the whole family and takes place at East Stroudsburg University, featuring the vibrant sights, sounds, and flavors of Latin America.
At the beginning of the month, the International Food Festival brings a wide variety of food trucks and vendors plus fun and fine arts to Shawnee Mountain.
The Pocono Environmental Education Center has been presenting conservation exhibits, live entertainment and local food at their Annual Harvest Festival for over a decade.
The Black Bear Film Festival is one of Pennsylvania's premier independent film festivals, a great place to find some new favorites to add to your watch list.
As the last of the leaves fall, let Poconos chefs take care of your family's Thanksgiving feast. Local restaurants offer delicious holiday buffets and to-go dinners.
Held on Black Friday, Honesdale’s festive Winter Wonderland event marks the start of the holiday season with downtown sales and the lighting of the Central Park tree and Irving Cliff star.
Light up the dark with holiday lights displays like Poconos Lights and Christmas Tram Tours which begin at the end of November and continue through December.
When colder temperatures arrive and snow blankets the Pocono Mountains, our small towns light up for the most wonderful time of the year, from Hawley Winterfest to Milford's Annual Tree Lighting. The historic streets of Jim Thorpe are the perfect backdrop for the town’s Annual Olde Time Christmas Weekends.
On December 31, ring in the new year with buffets and ball drops at Poconos resorts, and get ready for the calendar to start all over again!